Armagh Hurling Club Match Reports

Division 1

Cuchulainns 7-9 Naomh Moninne 0-13

Cuchulainns got off the mark with their first win of the season, when they hosted Naomh Moninne on Tuesday evening.

Seven goals from the home side ensured they picked up maximum points. With five of the green flags coming inside the opening 30 minutes.

In fact, the first score of the game was a goal through Lorcan Coulter, after great play from full forward Rory Devlin.

The testing conditions were proving difficult, but it was the home side who adopted best.

The Naomh Moninne net minder Donal Connolly, kept his side in touch with some superb saves.

This inspired the away side to get to grips with the game and although they were getting back into contention, it wasn’t reflected on the scoreboard.

Coulter rattled the net for the second time with a great individual goal before Ronan Davidson done likewise.

Naomh Moninne were slowly but surely clawing their way back into the contest with four scores in quick succession.

Cuchulainns replied in emphatic fashion with yet another goal. Neil Duffy the man on the end of it this time around.

It wasn’t long before the Naomh Moninne keeper was again picking the ball out of the net, with Duffy hitting his second goal, the hosts ahead 5-4 to 0-8 at the break.

Tony Duffy kept the scoreboard ticking over with the first point of the second period which was soon cancelled out by two Caoilte Curran O’Rourke points.

Neil Duffy once again displayed his coolness in front of the posts as he completed his hat-trick with another goal.

And Duffy continued his goal-scoring form. With Cuchulainns well ahead, Duffy should no mercy in driving home his sides 7th goal to secure a 17-point win.

Sean Treacy’s 0-9 Derrynoose 0-17

Derrynoose remain unbeaten after three games as they defeated Sean Treacy’s by eight points on Tuesday night.

The sides were evenly matched early on with Pauric McNaughton and Aaron Fox seeing their opening scores cancelled out by two Danny Magee frees.

The Lurgan side nudged themselves ahead with two more scores before Sean McGuigan and a long-range Fox effort put the sides back on level terms.

McNaughton and Kevin McKenna each hit a point before Sean Treacy’s levelled the contest once again, the score 0-6 each at half time.

Second half substitutes Conor McNally and Stephen Keenan helped turn the tide in Derrynoose’s favour, but it was Sean Treacy’s who started the brighter.

Magee again displayed his accuracy from the dead ball as the home side raced into a two-point lead at the start of the second period.

McNaughton, McKenna and Fox all found their range as Derrynoose began to control proceedings and now led by two.

The teams swapped points as the visiting side went on a scoring-spree, hitting the final seven points of the evening.

Fox registered two while McNaughton swung over three, with Fintan Corvan and Conor McNally also getting in on the action to see out and eight-point win.

Elsewhere in the Division, Keady defeated Middletown to maintain their spot at top of the table, winning 0-20 to 0-13.

Division 2

In division two Craobh Rua continued their winning streak with their third victory from as many games when they saw off Killeavy.

The eventual winners were well clear by the time the final whistle sounded, two goals aiding their victory, as they won 2-18 to 0-12.

St Malachy’s remain at the foot of the division as they were defeated for the third time this season on Tuesday evening.

Cuchulainns IIs picked up their second win of the campaign as they saw off the home sides 4-16 to 2-9.